The Story So Far Banned From Toronto Club After Singer Dropkicks Selfie-Taking Fan Off Stage
California rock band The Story So Far has been banned from the Mod Club in Toronto for dropkicking a female fan off the concert stage. The fan jumped onstage to take a Snapchat video, but vocalist Parker Cannon was having none of it, as you can see in the video above.
You can see the female fan make her way onstage at around 30 seconds into the video. The Story So Far was beginning to play “High Regard” when the girl stood onstage for about six seconds trying to get her Snapchat to load. She had just begun to pose for her phone when Cannon unleashed a flying kick that bumped her back into the crowd.
Following Cannon’s kick, the Mod Club announced The Story So Far was no longer welcome to play at the venue. "On behalf of the venue we are appalled by the actions of the singer and do not condone these actions by anyone," Mod Club general manager Jorge Dias said. "There was no report of injuries and the venue will not allow the band to play the venue again for their actions. I have never imagined and never seen anything like that at the venue in 14 years in operation. That was a very cowardly act."
The girl who received the kick, Becca Ilic, 21, defended Parker Cannon’s actions via social media. “I was at the show, got up onstage and tried to take a stupid Snapchat video of me jumping into the crowd,” Ilic posted. “I was drunk and my phone wasn’t working properly to load the app, so I stood up there longer than I had anticipated. As expected at all hardcore shows, Parker was going with the flow and just hyping up the crowd so he kicked me offstage.”
She continues, “It was all in good fun in my opinion, and it wasn’t even a hard kick, just like a push or nudge. I know that I shouldn’t have been up there for that long of time, especially with my phone, but I’m not hurt, and I don’t have any malicious feelings toward the band whatsoever. I laughed when I fell into the crowd and I kept rocking out. I still love Parker Cannon, the Story So Far, their music, their shows, everything more than ever. I understand what could happen at hardcore shows, and, honestly, I have been seriously injured before at different shows by the crowd, but I wasn’t injured by Parker! I just want to set the record straight that I’m fine and I hope this doesn’t change anyone's opinion on the band, because it shouldn’t! I can’t wait to be at their next show, only I’ll cool it with the Snapchats!”
According to Billboard, Toronto police did not receive a criminal complaint in regards to the incident.
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